Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) alexandris Pic, 1900
[= Dorcadion luteolum Suvorov, 1910]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DORCADIONINI
Dorcadion alexandris

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Dorcadion (Acutodorcadion) alexandris is known only from southern slopes of Zhety-Yhol and Kastek mountain ranges (altitudes 900 — 2 000 m) in Southern Kazakhstan. Larvae developing on roots of various grass species (Poaceae), including feather grass (Stipa spp.) and fescue (Festuca spp.). Adults feed on overground parts of the host plants. In warm sunny weather, males are actively moving in search of virgin females. Females are less active and usually staying under plants [❖].

Body length:14 - 27 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:last ten days of April - 2nd half of May
Host plant:larvae feed on roots of various grass species (Poaceae)
Distribution:an endemic species to South Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected near Novoaleksandrovka (Keru) village (950 m a.s.l., Zailiyskyi Alatau range, Jambyl Region, Kazakhstan) on April 23, 2013.

Collected by D. A. Zakharov

Toropov S.A., Milko D.A.:
Longhorns of the tribe Dorcadionini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.
SatEnto, Bishkek, 103pp, 2013.
ISBN: 9967456167

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusDorcadionini Swainson, 1840
GenusDorcadion Dalman, 1817
SubgenusAcutodorcadion Danilevsky, Kasatkin & Rubenian, 2004
SpeciesDorcadion (Acutodorcadion) alexandris Pic, 1900